January 28, 1973 - On this Forum program, the subject is ‘The State of English.’ Participants in the 1972 meeting of the National Council of English Teachers talk about the quality of education in the United States. Report also includes recorded remarks by Margaret Mead, Jonathan Kozol, Murray Kepton, Malcolm X and others.
April 8, 1973 - MER’s Greg Barron rides along with Saint Paul Police Officers Joe Pelton and Keith Martenson as they patrol the streets of the city during the night watch. Barron captures events of the evening in dramatic fashion through sounds and actions that take place as they intervene in a domestic dispute.
May 5, 1973 - On this Radio Free Saturday, MPR’s Marvin Granger and Pual Gruchow interview Phyllis Kahn, Minnesota state representative. Kahn shares her critique of the University of Minnesota leadership.
May 6, 1973 - Part one of the MER documentary series, A Sense of Place. Program is titled “Anishinaabe Means Original People,” and focuses on conversations with Indian people about their feelings about the place where they live.
June 17, 1973 - Part seven of the MER documentary series, A Sense of Place. Program is titled “More Than One Wilderness” and profiles living in Minnesota, from city to cabin.
June 24, 1973 - Part eight of the MER documentary series, A Sense of Place. Program is titled “The New Doctor on Old Main Street” and discusses if physicians are being adequately prepared to live in small communities, as well as community reaction to them.
July 1, 1973 - Part nine of the MER documentary series, A Sense of Place. Program is titled “Just One Studded Tire” and looks at the problems of people living on state borders. What do the boundaries prevent them from doing?
July 8, 1973 - Part ten of the MER documentary series, A Sense of Place. Program is titled “Water: Words and Music.” Program profiles a meeting on June 15, 1973 regarding asbestos fibers found in Lake Superior.
August 4, 1974 - On this Forum program, Millard Gieske speaks on “Third Party Politics” in Minnesota, and explains what causes third parties and why they die.
September 8, 1974 - On this Forum program, Hiram Drache, professor of history at Concordia College-Moorhead, speaks on farmers, farms and farming in relation to North Dakota, and the 1930s Depression and other trying times.